Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Scout Net 2000 Access
Re: Scout Net 2000 Access
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 12:08:21 -0500
As the Council VP for Administration, I have been deeply involved
with setting up our Council for ScoutNet 2000, and have had a
number of conversations with Irving regarding dial-in and internet
access by either professionals and/or volunteers (i.e. us!)
The net of our current understanding is:
1) There is / will be NO access to ScoutNet 2000 via the Internet.
ScoutNet 2000 is a closed, proprietary intranet built on a
nationwide frame-relay network connecting to routers / hubs in
most council offices. This network had been out-sourced /
contracted out to AT&T for installation and management (ours in
Occoneechee is already installed).
2) There will be dial access - for the smaller councils for whom they
could not justify the wide-area net / router / hub combination, and
for Scouting Professionals ONLY. And the Council will pay an
extra $$ premium to National for the administration of this dial
3) Each Council Scout Executive has been or shortly will be asked
to list the Scouting Professionals who he/she authorizes to access
ScoutNet 2000, what applications they are authorized to use, and
to sign & certify that list. The Council will pay a $$ fee per certified
user. It is the Council's responsibility to immediately notify National
should an authorized Professional leave Scouting.
Also please note:
You or I, as valued Volunteers, could go into the office and request
the use of a terminal to access the information on ScoutNet just as
we might have, in the past, accessed information on the local
council's HP/Unix system.
Don't waste your time trying. The whole purpose of the CSE
certifying each professional who will have access is that each user
will be issued a userid / password that enables them to pass a
Cisco Security "gatekeeper" in Irving that controls / limits
application access on a per user basis.
Should a professional "loan" you his userid / password, I suspicion
the penalty will be harsh - but that's up to the BSA H/R policy. In
the company I work for, it is grounds for dismissal.